Tag Archives: Spine Surgery

2017-06-23 Recovery Day 109 – Addendum

It was pointed out to me that I did not provide the details what the spine surgeon said about my progress. I am sorry for forgetting to provide this important information. So here we go, it will be short posting (addendum) with the outcome of my checkup with my spine surgeon.

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2017-06-06 Recovery Day 92

Today’s good news, had a good night sleep waking up to almost no pain larger then level 5. After my morning activities including breakfast I went downstairs around 8:00 PDT for my 10:00 PDT appointment with the Home Care Nurse. To bridge the time I had a FaceTime session with my friend Ray in Brussels for almost an hour. The visit by the Home Care Nurse went off without hitch. She was done by 11:30 PDT, she will come again next week, same date and time.

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2017-05-12 Recovery Day 67

First the good news, last night the case manager for Alta Bates Summit Acute Rehabilitation Center came by doing a pre-evaluation to determine if I am a candidate for their recovery program. The preliminary answer was yes, the final answer will most likely be Monday. Until then, rest, rest and more rest, getting pain management back under control.

The bad news, as the nights before, still having trouble falling asleep because of the delay in getting my final medication on time. We were working on this today, let’s see if we have it now under control.

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2017-05-10 Recovery Day 65

First the good news, I used the early morning and late afternoon today to finalize yesterday’s post. 2017-05-09 Recovery Day 64 – Final Version. If you have not read that posting, I strongly suggest you read it before
reading this one.

The bad news, the night was not as good as the last 10+, I was unable to fall asleep. It was not because of pain, but more at the start that my 9:00 PM medication did not arrive until 10:30 PM. I was still awake by 12:30 AM, at which time I asked for a some sleep medication. The answer was, since it was not ordered I could not get any sleep aid medication, not even a Tylenol PM. If I really wanted something they could call my doctor who could put in an order. By my calculations I would have the medication by the time it was time to get up.

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2017-05-09 Recovery Day 64 – Final Version

First the good news, the surgery went well, I can move my feet and toes, move my arms, fingers and thumbs, in summery everything that moved before still does, and which did not does not. The report from the assistant surgeon was that they fixed twice the number of compressions that they had identified needed to be fixed. My spine was in a mess, no wonder all that pain.

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